Justin Hunter missed most of last season after tearing his ACL against Florida. Before the Injury he had caught 17 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns in three games. Friday's game against the N.C. State Wolfpack will be his first game since the injury.
Cordarrelle Patterson is playing his first game for Tennessee after transferring from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Last season he caught 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 touchdowns, en route to becoming one of the top JUCO prospects in the country.
Tight end Mychal Rivera has been battling back from an ankle sprain. Last season he caught 29 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown. The rest of the receiver corps has been battling injuries as well.
The game between Tennessee and N.C. State is scheduled for Friday with kick off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.